Wear Your Geek Colors Proudly

I'm a Geek

I celebrate 4 Geek High Holidays: April Fools, Halloween, July 4th, and of course the greatest of all, Geek Pride Day.  Now we all know there are many other geeky holidays such as Pi Day, May the Fourth, Programmers Day, etc…. but of course none of them can equate to the epicness of May 25th, […]

Epic Battle: Geek or Nerd


I am geek, hear me code! Ha, wasn’t that horribly cheesy?  Who cares though…. this is my blog and I’ll do what I want here.  In fact, that’s really what being a geek is all about: finding those things that you really enjoy and embracing them despite all social convention.  Actor/writer Simon Peg has a […]

Refiner’s Fire — How Another’s Trial Makes a Man

Refiner's Fire

I am a man. I am a strong man, an honest man, a man of virtue and integrity. I am not bragging here, merely stating things that have been proven and shown to me through hardship and difficulty. I have passed through a refiner’s fire and come forth a sharpened blade of the best steel.
My rite of passage has been my wife’s poor health. There has been no council of men, supreme ruler, Jedi Master, or anything of the sort to congratulate me and present to me a sword that I can wear in public now. I don’t have a uniform or a badge, I don’t even get a sash. Nobody has informed me that I have passed through this trial and come out triumphant at the end; nobody needed to.

Developing Some Character

Aaron Pittman

Perhaps the greatest beauty that technologies such as DVR and streaming video have provided us is a greater commitment to and passion for serial television shows.  It is far less common to find a series in which you can just pick up any random episode several seasons in and have any clue whatsoever is going on. […]

What I Actually Won At Future Insights Live

Future Insights Live

I am sitting in the very last session of this year’s Future Insights Live web development/design conference in Las Vegas.  The speaker just put up a slide that says “Stop Building Web Applications.”  Seemingly radical phrases like this have been the norm this week as the presenters try to get the crowd’s attention and get […]